Humboldt Lagoons State Park lies on the sandy, windswept edge of ocean and forest. Formed by the clash of two tectonic plates, it’s part of the largest lagoon system in the United States. Ranger Maurice Morningstar calls it “a string of pearls that lets you look back in time and see a process that continues today.”
Fishing—Licensed anglers may fish at Big Lagoon, Freshwater Lagoon, and Stone Lagoon. Use only barbless hooks at Big Lagoon and only artificial lures with barbless hooks at Stone Lagoon.
Kayaking—All three “wet” lagoons allow kayaking. Freshwater Lagoon has the most protection from strong north winds.
Camping—Register to camp at Patrick’s Point State Park—(707) 677-3570. The firstcome, first-served lagoon campsites are usually open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Stone Lagoon’s campground is reachable only by boat.
Picnicking—Picnic at the visitor center and at Dry Lagoon day-use area.
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Nature & Wildlife Viewing